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Wright family papers, 1785-1902, bulk 1809-1876
Creator: Wright family
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1665
Extent:   16.67 linear feet
Abstract:   Samuel Gardiner Wright (1781-1845) was a West Jersey Quaker merchant and ironmaster who conducted a wide-ranging mercantile business based in Philadelphia, iron furnaces in the New Jersey Pine Barrens and in southern Delaware and maintained a country house and farm in Monmouth County, N.J. The papers document his varied business interests, especially iron manufacture and sales. There are smaller quantities of papers from his wife, sons and grandson.
Delaware Coach Company records, 1814-1973, bulk 1940-1966
Creator: Delaware Coach Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1685
Extent:   109 linear feet
Abstract:   The Delaware Coach Company was originally incorporated as the Wilmington & Philadelphia Traction Company on June 25, 1910, and operated an electric street railway line from Wilmington, Delaware, to Chester, Pennsylvania, and to Philadelphia. Throughout the early twentieth century, the company purchased stock in and leased numerous electric railway, transportation, and utilities companies in the Wilmington and Chester areas. In 1941, it changed its name to the Delaware Coach Company as trackless trolleys and buses replaced electric streetcars. Included are official documents and correspondence; personnel and financial records; public relations files; land deeds; legislation; labor agreements and contracts; equipment, fare, and route policies; ordinances; minute books, and other miscellaneous material created by Delaware Coach and its predecessor electric streetcar companies.
Bethlehem Steel Corporation records, 1714-1982
Creator: Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1699.I
Extent:   20 linear feet
Abstract:   The Bethlehem Steel Corporation was the number two steel producer in the United States between 1916 and 1984. For a time it was also the largest shipbuilding firm in the world. The records of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation (parent company) are a series of fragments, lacking the complete runs of corporate and executive documents that normally comprise a business archive, and largely consist of fragmentary corporate records and files from executive officers.
Bethlehem Steel Company records, 1714-1977
Creator: Bethlehem Steel Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1699.II
Extent:   75 linear feet
Abstract:   The Bethlehem Steel Company (operating company of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation) was formed April 17, 1899, for the purpose of enlarging the powers and physical plant of the Bethlehem Iron Company. After Charles M. Schwab reorganized the United States Shipbuilding Company into the Bethlehem Steel Corporation in 1904, the Bethlehem Steel Company remained its steelmaking subsidiary until 1964, when it was merged into the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. The records of the Bethlehem Steel Company are arranged into eleven separate series by department or division, though much of the records remaining from these Departments and Divisions are fragmentary, and do not make up a complete corporate archive.
Bethlehem Steel Corporation predecessor and subsidiary companies records, 1860-1947
Creator: Bethlehem Steel Corporation.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1699.III
Extent:   114 linear feet
Abstract:   The Bethlehem Steel Corporation was the number two steel producer in the United States between 1916 and 1984. For a time it was also the largest shipbuilding firm in the world. This collection consists of a series of fragments from 43 of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation's more than 400 subsidiary and predecessor companies.
Morris Sayre speeches, 1932-1952, undated
Creator: Sayre, Morris, 1885-1953
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1720
Extent:   2 Linear Feet
Abstract:   In 1932, Morris Sayre (1885-1953) became a director of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), which he became president of in 1948. The collection contains speeches given by Morris Sayre on behalf of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
Brown Instrument Company records, 1925-1960
Creator: Brown Instrument Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1728
Extent:   54 linear feet
Abstract:   The records of the Brown Instrument Company consist of research files documenting the development of measuring instruments and industrial control systems used in continuous process manufacturing.
Philadelphia Phillies records, 1902-1981
Creator: Philadelphia Phillies (Baseball team).
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1752
Extent:   9 linear feet
Abstract:   The Philadelphia Phillies are an American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where they compete in the National League. The team was founded in 1883 by Alfred J. Reach, who purchased the Worcester, Mass., professional baseball club and moved it to Philadelphia. The records of the Philadelphia National League Club document the Philadelphia Phillies professional baseball organization, and includes various papers and records from the National League and Major League Baseball in general, primarily dating from the 1950s through the 1970s.
Penn Virginia Corporation records, 1864-1981
Creator: Penn Virginia Corporation
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1764
Extent:   117.3 linear feet
Abstract:   Penn Virginia Corporation was incorporated as the Virginia Coal & Iron Company on January 6, 1882. It was one of many firms established by a group of interrelated entrepreneurs headed by John Leisenring (1819-1884), a Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, civil and mining engineer. The records of Penn Virginia Corporation cover the development and operations of the Virginia Coal & Iron Company, a large southern Appalachian land company, with some information on its immediate neighbors and local support facilities.
Archibald Johnston papers, 1894-1923
Creator: Johnston, Archibald, 1864-1948
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1770
Extent:   10 linear feet
Abstract:   Archibald Johnston was born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on May 30, 1865. In 1889, he joined the Bethlehem Iron Company, where he was responsible for the erection of the gun forging and armor plate plant. In 1901 he was elected to the company's Board of Directors, and between 1906 and 1908 was president of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation. The bulk of this collection is concerned with Johnston's work at Bethlehem Steel; a smaller portion consists of strictly personal papers.
Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Company records, 1872-1979
Creator: Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1776
Extent:   12.6 linear feet
Abstract:   The Delaware and Bound Brook Railroad Company was incorporated in 1874, for the purpose of forming a second railroad route between the cities of New York and Philadelphia.Their records consist primarily of basic corporate documents such as minutes, account books, annual reports to the I.C.C., and agreements.
Philadelphia Electric Company records, 1836-1953, bulk 1890-1915
Creator: Philadelphia Electric Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1780
Extent:   36 microfilm reels
Abstract:   The Philadelphia Electric Company was incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania on October 31, 1929, as a merger of The Philadelphia Electric Company (incorporated in Pa. on October 27, 1902), the Philadelphia Suburban-Counties Gas & Electric Company, and three other small utility companies. It is the primary gas and electric company for Philadelphia, its surrounding counties and Cecil and Harford Counties in northeastern Maryland. Their records consist of microfilm copies of the minute books of about 150 of the predecessor companies of the Philadelphia Electric Company.
Pennsylvania Railroad Company records, 1813-1968
Creator: Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1807
Extent:   2,000 linear feet and 181 microfilm reels
Abstract:   The Pennsylvania Railroad Company was the largest railroad in the United States in terms of corporate assets and traffic from the last quarter of the nineteenth century until the decline of the northeast's and midwest's dominance of manufacturing. These records provide nearly comprehensive coverage of corporate matters for the entire time span and reasonably complete coverage of the functional departments from 1920 to 1950, with less coverage from 1893 to 1920 and from 1950 to 1968.
Sperry Rand Corporation, Univac Division records, 1935-1985
Creator: Sperry Rand Corporation. Univac Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1825.I
Extent:   616 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection documents most of Sperry-Univac's major company functions and includes a large body of materials generated by the Sperry-Honeywell lawsuit that revolved around the question about who invented the first electronic-digital computer.
Sperry-UNIVAC records, 1874-1995
Creator: Sperry Rand Corporation. UNIVAC Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1825.II
Extent:   237.25 linear feet
Abstract:   Consists of the administrative, financial, marketing, personnel, and legal records of Sperry UNIVAC and its predecessor companies. Also included are manuals, reports, and publications on hardware and software developed by Sperry UNIVAC; task force reports and studies for developing new products; printed materials from the Systems Programming Library Service; and biographical and historical data.
Sperry Rand Corporation. Remington Rand Division records, Subgroup III. Advertising and Sales Promotion Department, 1830-1975, bulk 1920-1955
Creator: Sperry Rand Corporation. Remington Rand Division.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1825.III
Extent:   30 linear feet
Abstract:   Remington Rand Inc. was incorporated in 1927 as a merger of the Remington Typewriter Company and the Rand Kardex Bureau, Inc. It merged with the Sperry Corporation to form the Sperry Rand Corporation in 1955. The collection contains a large quantity of advertising literature, trade catalogs, and public relations material which the company used to promote its major products, including typewriters, typewriter supplies, record control and storage systems, fire-proof safes, duplicator supplies, punch-card tabulating machines, adding and bookkeping machines.
Klots Throwing Company records, 1896-1918, bulk 1905-1914
Creator: Klots Throwing Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1834
Extent:   3.5 linear feet
Abstract:   The Klots Throwing Company was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1894. It was one of the largest silk manufacturers in the United States. The collection consists of only fragmentary records from the Mills at Scranton, Carbondale, Archbald, and Forest City in the Lackawanna Valley.
David A. Hounshell and John K. Smith research notes for Science and Corporate Strategy, 1903-1986
Creator: Hounshell, David A.; Smith, John K. (John Kenly), 1951-
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1850
Extent:   8 linear feet
Abstract:   The collection consists of research files compiled by David A. Hounshell and John K. Smith for the purpose of writing Science and Corporate Strategy: DuPont R&D, 1902-1980.
Barton H. Jenks papers, 1830-1910
Creator: Jenks, Barton H. (Barton Howard), 1826-1897
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1852
Extent:   1.25 linear feet
Abstract:   The Jenks family produced talented inventors over several generations and Barton Jenks (1826-1897) was no exception. The family firm was the leading cotton textile machine builder in Pennsylvania. The collection consists of a series of fragments handed down in the Jenks family and includes patents, real estate papers, court records and scrapbooks.
Philadelphia Quartz (PQ) Company records, 1733-1983, bulk 1831-1981
Creator: Philadelphia Quartz Company.
Repository:   Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
Accession Number:   1865
Extent:   40 linear feet
Abstract:   Founded in 1831 as the Elkinton Company and later renamed, Philadelphia Quartz Company became an important innovator during World War I by discovering silica gels could be used as a base to manufacture catalysts for cracking crude oil molecules to make high-octane gasoline and developing potassium silicate which was adopted for use in cathode ray tubes. The company's records includes business records and the personal papers of the company's founding family.
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